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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Thursday, April 30, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED OUTBOUND AT 0600/30TH WITH ONE DAYIGHT RESTRICTED
VESSEL. TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT
APPROX 1100/30TH.

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Vessels that meet one of the following
criteria are considered daylight restricted.

85,000 Dead Weight or over
875 ft Length Over All or over
125 ft Beam or over

Please find the following updated daylight restriction times
from the Sabine Pilots for the Sabine/Neches Channel.

(INBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0500-1130 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1200 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1230 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1230 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1330 Hrs
Total 0500-1330 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1500 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1530 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1600 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1600 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1700 Hrs
Total 0600-1700 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1730 Hrs

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CHANNEL DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
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AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
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TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:

PORT OF PORT ARTHUR
PABTEX/GLOBAL
PORT OF ORANGE
TOTAL
HUNTSMAN
MOTIVA-PT NECHES
UNOCAL/CHEVRON
OIL TANKING
DUPONT
TEPPCO
EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.
PORT OF BEAUMONT

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U.S.C.G ADVISORIES:
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

Marine Safety Information Bulletin
04-09
May 1-3, 2009

Scheduled Channel Closure (May 1-3, 2009)
Neches River, Port Neches, TX


RIVERFEST, an annual event sponsored by the Port Neches Chamber of
Commerce, is scheduled for May 1-3, 2009. Some RIVERFEST events take
place on the Neches River in the vicinity of Port Neches Park, including
boat races and a fireworks display.

The Captain of the Port, Port Arthur will enforce a Safety Zone adjacent
to Port Neches Park in Port Neches, Texas, during the boat races and
fireworks display. Specifically, no vessel may enter or remain in that
portion of the Neches River bound on the west by 30¢ª00¡¯00¡¯¡¯ N (near
the
old Harrison Refinery Dock) and on the east by 93¢ª56¡¯00¡±W (near FINA
upper
anchorage).

A safety zone will be in effect from 3 p.m. May 1 until 10 p.m. May 3,
2009. The Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies will enforce
the regulations as follows:

May 1, 2009: 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
May 2, 2009: 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
9 p.m. until 10 p.m. (Fireworks)
May 3, 2009: 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
9 p.m. until 10 p.m. (Fireworks Rain Date)

Breaks in the race events have been scheduled to allow shallow draft
traffic to pass. Vessels desiring to transit through this area may
contact VTS Port Arthur on channel 13 or 65A VHF-FM or the on scene Coast
Guard vessel on channel 13 or 16 VHF-FM.

This notice will be posted on the HOMEPORT website
http://homeport.uscg.mil and the VTS Website
www.uscg.mil/d8/vtsportarthur. If you have any questions, please call
VTS Port Arthur at (409) 719-5070.



R. S. OGRYDZIAK
Commander, U. S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port
Acting

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WEATHER

Storm Track Staying To The North.....

The risk for thunderstorms will likely stay well to our north and
northwest for the next few days. Temperatures will average just a little
above normal for this time of year. The next significant risk for
showers and thunderstorms will be around Monday as a cool front drifts
into East Texas.

Triangle Forecast...

Today......Partly cloudy. Highs near 80 to the lower 80's. Winds south
to southeast at 6-22 mph. No rain expected.

Tonight.....Partly cloudy. Lows near 70. Winds southeasterly at 3-14
mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast For Thursday....

Seas......2-4 feet.
Winds.....S/SE 6-22 knots.
Bays......Slighty choppy to choppy
Weather....Partly cloudy. No rain expected.
Water temp.....78.

Outlook for Friday.....Winds S/SE 6-18 knots. Seas 2-3 feet. No rain
expected.

Sabine Pass Tides For Thursday.....

High........10:33 a.m.
Low...........none.

Sunrise Thursday........6:34
Sunset Thursday.........7:53
Notice posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.